Tonight at the store a special order came in by an author named Patrick Taylor who was described on the cover this way: "Patrick Taylor has become probably the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time."
This raised all kinds of interesting questions--like, how many Irish-Canadian writers are there? Are Irish-Canadian writers a thing? And exactly what does "of all time" mean? Who's been keeping track?
And that word "probably"? This guy is only "probably" the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time?
Turns out there's an art to blurbing a book . . .